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All changes in course titles or numbers must receive the approval of the department curriculum committee, the department chairperson, the appropriate college committee, the College Dean, UWUCC, and the Senate.
Before selecting a new course number, please check the list of Unavailable Course Numbers. Or, visit the Registrar website, choose For Faculty from the menu column, then click on Course Information, then click on the Comprehensive Course Numbers link.
When requesting a number change, keep in mind that some numbers are reserved for special uses. The University Senate has restricted the use of the following course numbers:
In general, a course number should also correspond to the class of the students for whom the course is intended:
In addition, course numbers 483-489 are primarily restricted to courses that may be repeated for credit.
Part I. Curriculum Proposal Cover Sheet
Part II. Description of Curriculum Change
Part III. Letters of Support or Acknowledgement
Attach letters as needed from interested or affected departments/ programs. See page 3 for guidelines.
E.g., 3c-0l-3cr means 3 class hours per week, no lab hours, and 3 credits; 3c-3l-4cr means 3 class hours per week, 3 lab hours per week, and 4 credits
Each academic department has a prefix code, and this prefix code is tied in to the mapping of course subjects, departmental budgets, and faculty workload. Even though a department wishes to make a name change, the department prefix code should remain unchanged, unless the department is undergoing such a radical change that the prefix is impossible to associate with the new department name. As department names and department codes must be kept for historical transcript purposes, any department who is considering a change in prefix code should contact the Registrar’s Office to see what prefix codes are available for use.
Likewise, every course taught at IUP has a subject prefix code, and this subject prefix must be tracked for prerequisite checking and for mapping of courses back to departments. When a course prefix code is changed, prior courses with the old prefix must be inactivated and courses with new prefix made active. All prerequisites must be modified and equivalencies established. Before a department makes a decision to change the course subject prefix code, it should consult the Registrar’s Office to see what areas will be impacted by the change. The timing of any of these changes is crucial, as there must be a defined end date for the old prefix, a defined start term for the new replacement prefix, and registrations and pre-requisite checking must match the start term of the new prefix code. The UWUCC will only approve prefix changes that it decides are absolutely necessary.
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